• Holidays

    French Toast Bites

    French Toast Bites  For the past 4 years we have hosted Christmas dinner at our house. My family comes early Christmas morning and the house is instantly filled with laughter as we sip our coffee and open gifts . Normally, for breakfast, we just indulge in left over cookies and pie from the previous nights Christmas eve party. This is remarkably satisfying but I have always wanted to make Christmas breakfast for everyone to enjoy. Something they would look forward to Christmas morning. I want the house to smell like Christmas when they walk in. Keep it Simple Whatever I choose to make has to be something quick and easy…

  • Banana Whoopie Pie Cake
    Dessert

    Banana Whoopie Pie Cake

    Banana Whoopie Pie Cake  While grocery shopping this past week I discovered that bananas were on sale for .19 cents a pound. I knew this would be a great time to stock up for recipe testing. Do you remember that delicious chocolate whoopie pie cake I posted a while back? Well… I thought, how good would a banana whoopie pie cake be? So I rearranged a few ingredients, and to my surprise the recipe turned out perfectly on the very first try! That doesn’t happen often, but when it does I celebrate! This time with lots of Banana Whoopie pie cake! This banana whoopie pie cake is everything I dreamed…

  • Chocolate Cake
    Dessert,  Holidays

    Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake

    Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake  (This is a recipe my mother found in an old church cookbook when I was a child and she has been using it ever since) If you are a fan of whoopie pies, like me, but not a fan of making them, then you are going to love this recipe. This Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake is so easy to make and only bakes for about 15 minutes. The hardest part about making one of these cakes is flipping the one cake on top of the other. You have to wait until both cakes are cooled then spread the icing on one cake and flip the other…

  • S'mores Recipes
    Dessert

    (Cake Box Recipe) S’mores Bundt Cake

    (Cake Box Recipe)  S’mores Bundt Cake Cake box recipes are so fun! I love them and I make a lot of them. My (Cake Box Recipe) S’mores Bundt cake is super easy to make. It tastes just as fantastic as it looks! It is a moist and fluffy cake topped to resemble an S’more.  And you will love the simplicity of this recipe. I think the hardest part was making the ganache, and if you have ever made ganache, you know that’s a cinch. Basically, it is just equal parts of cream and chocolate, easy peasy. Your guests will seriously think you spent all day in the kitchen. And I…

  • Brownie Recipes
    Dessert,  Holidays

    Mini Brownie S’mores Bites

    Mini Brownie S’mores Bites // It’s almost 80 degrees here in central Pennsylvania, this means it is perfectly acceptable to talk  S’mores or, in this case, Mini Brownie S’mores Bites. And with S’mores, comes two types of people, those who like their marshmallows burnt, and those who like them perfectly golden brown. I happen to be one of those who like my marshmallows burnt.. to a crisp.. but for the sake of this recipe, the majority rules. Which means nice little golden brown marshmallows to keep everyone happy. =) These Mini Brownie S’more Bites are unbelievably easy to make and equally delicious. They have a soft chewy brownie crust and…

  • Meatloaf Recipes
    Main Dish

    Cheesy Bacon Meatloaf

    I wasn’t always a fan of meatloaf growing up if you ever had my mom’s meatloaf you would understand why. Don’t worry, I’m not saying this to be mean, it’s just the truth. If you ask her about her meatloaf she just laughs and says  “well, it’s usually hit or miss”. And if she says it’s a miss, then dominos is on the menu.  It has become the family joke- make whatever for supper mom just not a meatloaf! I do have to say that meatloaf is about the ONLY thing that woman can’t cook.. well.. and turkey, but that’s a whole different story. ha. Enough about my mom’s meatloaf let’s…

  • Pound Cake Recipes
    Dessert

    Strawberry Crunch Pound Cake

    // I know I have been making a lot of cakes lately but this strawberry pound cake really takes the cake (pun intended). Due to the upcoming Easter holiday, my sister has come home from New York for the week. I am beyond thrilled! Because when my sister comes home it’s a free for all.. a free to stuff your face with all the food you want with no judgements and no talk of diets kinda all. So far we have been to the long horn for steaks and, of course, she had to one up me and get a steak AND lobster meal. Then the very next day we…

  • Dessert

    Chocolate Banana Loaf Cake

    // Chocolate Banana Loaf Cake  I sort of have a thing for cake box desserts such as this Chocolate Banana Loaf Cake. They are just so easy to make and usually only require a few ingredients. I especially love this recipe because it makes 2 cakes. Keep one for yourself and give one away to a friend or neighbor. This is also a great recipe to use up those last few bananas before they go bad, which is rare in our house because my son LOVES bananas. Not to mention the way these cakes make the house smell while they are cooking! No need for fancy potpourris when you are…

  • Pudding Pie Recipes
    Dessert,  Holidays

    Maple Pudding Pie + A Homemade Maple Pudding Recipe

    //   Maple Pudding Pie plus + Homemade Maple Pudding Recipe  This Maple Pudding Pie + A Homemade Maple Pudding Recipe will make the perfect addition to your easter dinner. This recipe for homemade Maple pudding was one of the handwritten recipes I inherited when my Nana passed away a few months ago. I made this pudding a few times and, although, delicious I thought it needed to be in a pie. So that’s what I did, of course. Although I did cheat a little. Since I was making a homemade pudding I decided to buy a store bought pie crust. And since I never made meringue, I had to…

  • Chocolate pound cake from scratch
    Dessert

    Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake

    // December was a difficult month for me to say the least. I lost a grandparent to cancer, which I talked about in my previous blog post, Orange Chiffon cake from 1948, but I also lost a job. I only had the job for a few months. I started out as part time and somehow ended up assistant manager… whoa! Although I liked the job, it wasn’t where my heart was. My heart belongs here, at home, with my baby boy ( he is now 4 =) ) and my blog. So when things started to get rough at work I saw it as a way out and took it.…